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Doner Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean Food in San Diego


Mediterranean cuisine is known for its fresh, clean flavors. The dishes are prepared using succulent and well-marinated meats, crisp and fresh vegetables, and an assortment of mild sauces and spices that give it that tangy flavor we all love so much.

Are you looking for a Middle Eastern restaurant in your area to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine? My Doner Grill is just the place for you! Our restaurant is located in downtown San Diego and serves some of the best Mediterranean food in the region. From shawarmas and wraps to Greek salads and our signature plates, we’ve got something for everybody. You can even get food catering for small parties that you host at your residence.

So, what are you waiting for? Browse our menu and place an order for the best Mediterranean food around! We promise you fresh and flavorful food that will have you coming back for more.
A DONER is a Mediterranean Dish Made of Meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The Arabic name “Shawarma” is also used to describe the “DONER”.

Top quality fresh beef, lamb, and chicken DONER prepared daily. Available in mouthwatering options: box, pita, wrap, plate and plate. We add our fresh veggies and top it off our amazingly reviewed homemade sauces. Oh by the way ….. our customers tell us we have the best French fries, hummus, and falafel in town. This authentic Mediterranean cuisine is right in Downtown San Diego.
Turkish Doner Kebab in San Diego
Many names and variations have been given to the Turkish doner kebab. There are many variations on the Turkish doner kebab: tacos al pastor, shawarma, and gyros. They all share one thing in common: they are made with beaten meat, generously seasoned and grilled vertically.

My Doner Grill brings you the humble Turkish doner-kebab in all it’s glory. You can choose between chicken and beef, pick your choice of side, and enjoy the perfect Mediterranean meal. Browse our menu to find the Turkish doner kebab that you like best and place your order.
Best Food Catering Services in San Diego
It’s not easy to cook for large groups. Between preparing food and making sure everything tastes fresh and delicious, you barely get any time for yourself and your guests. Doesn’t sound like a fun dinner party, does it?

My Doner Grill is here to help you with your food catering needs. We can cater for any occasion, whether it’s a brunch, a barbecue, an intimate gathering, or holiday party. We offer the best catering services for small groups and will make your event a success with our affordable catering. You can even hire us for catering wedding receptions, corporate and private events, and small parties!

Our catering menu comprises a range of salads, a la carte meals, sides, wraps, and desserts. Our single-serving signature plates can also be ordered by the head. Our catering company is sure to make your event in San Diego a memorable one.

Call us today for more details about our catering menu and services.

Shawarma vs. Doner
Shawarma is the most common Middle Eastern dish, in comparison to doners. The dish’s name is derived from an Arabic word meaning “turning,” as it’s prepared with a stack of meat grilling on a vertical grill. This delicious dish is from the Arab-Middle Eastern region.

Doner kebab, a popular street food kebab variety, is similar. To cook vertically, thinly slice the meat and stack them over each other. Doner kebabs belong to the Turkish-Middle Eastern region.

Major Differences between Shawarma and Doners
Variety of meats
Shawarma was originally made from lamb and mutton meat. As the dish gained popularity, other meats were added to the mix, including chicken, turkey, chicken, and beef. However, what remains staple is the pieces of lamb fat between each layer to keep the meat juicy.

For doner kebabs, the original recipe uses lamb or mutton too. As the dish became more popular, many varieties of meat were used to make it suitable for all kinds of customers. Pork is the only protein that can’t be used in any of these dishes.

Cooking Method
For shawarma, the layers of meat are stacked to slowly grill on a rotisserie as the rod continues to rotate. Once the outer layer is cooked, it’s shaved off and used to make a wrap or a platter.

On the other hand, doner kebabs are cooked in many ways; they can be made on skewers on the fire or coals, oven, or fried in a pan. These kebabs can also serve as a stew, similar in style to Tas kebab.

Shawarma is prepared using a standard method of cooking and preparation. Doner kebabs can have a different recipe depending on where they are being prepared. This dish can be found in Egypt, Turkey and Arab countries. Each country has its own cooking method.

Serving Style
Shawarmas are served in two ways only: wrap-in bread or a platter where each element is placed separately. In comparison, kebabs are served on skewers in plates.

Garnishing and topping
Shawarma is commonly served with tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba. These are some very important condiments that make a great shawarma.

Doner kebabs on the other hand are served with tomatoes, pickled cucumbers and onions, as well as tzatziki sauce and yogurt.

Turkish kebabs

San Diego: Where can I find authentic Shawarma and Doners?
San Diego residents are fortunate to have My Doner Grill, where you can enjoy authentic Middle-Eastern food.

We offer a wide variety of Middle Eastern food at our restaurant. Apart from offering the best doner kebabs, we also offer catering services in San Diego now too.

Visit our website for more information.

Timezone: PDT
Monday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday02:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Doner Mediterranean Grill


823 Fifth Ave
San Diego California 92101
United States


(619) 228-9997

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About San Diego

San Diego ( SAN dee-AY-goh, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. With a 2020 population of 1,386,932, San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the United States and second most populous in California (after Los Angeles). The city is the county seat of San Diego County, the fifth most populous county in the United States, with 3,338,330 estimated residents as of 2019. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches and parks, long association with the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego is frequently referred to as the "Birthplace of California", as it was the first site visited and settled by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States.


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